By Bella Nordstrom. Letter Worksheet. At Friday, September 20th 2019, 11:05:00 AM.
Whether children are learning manuscript or cursive, speed should not be emphasized until children can form letters legibly and from memory. With either form, however, children must eventually develop enough speed to use writing efficiently in tasks such as note-taking or test-taking.
Children should learn a highly consistent way to form a given letter every time they write it. Although some letters, such as f and t, require lifting the pencil from the paper to make a second stroke, teach letter formation using a continuous stroke (without lifting the pencil from the paper) when possible.
Of course, children also should have access to word-processing programs and assistive technology, with appropriate accommodations as needed for individual students.